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QSC PL325 PowerLight 3 Series 500 Watt Professional Power Amplifier

B&H # QSPL325 Mfr # PL325
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $1,377.00
Product Highlights
  • 500 Watts at 8Ω
  • PowerLight Switchmode Power Supply
  • DataPort Remote Computer Control
  • Selectable Gain
  • Selectable Low-Frequency Filter

The QSC PL325 Amplifier is part of their PowerLight 3 series. The PowerLight 3 amplifiers are designed to handle the most demanding applications and are ideal for live sound reinforcement, club installation, theater sound and more.

The PL325 features 500 watts of power at 8Ω and includes a host of professional features that include PowerLight switchmode power supply, flow-thru air path and solid aluminum heat sinks, Dataport support for remote control via computer or external DSP-4 modules.

Of course the PowerLight 3 series delivers pristine sound quality and a wide 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response. Additional features include detented gain controls with 1dB steps, front and rear panel LEDs and defeatable clip limiters.

XLR Male and XLR Female Connections
The rear panel features balanced XLR male and female connections for loop-through connectivity.
Flow-Thru Air Cooling
A flow-thru, front-to-back air path and solid aluminum heat sinks provide maximum cooling.
Three Input Gain Settings
The PowerLight 3 series feature 26dB, 32dB, or 1.2V input gain settings.
Power Rating Stereo Mode:
8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 500W
4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 850W
2Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 1250W
Bridged Mono:
8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 1700W
4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 2500W
Damping Factor Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input Sensitivity 26dB Setting - 3.28V
32dB Setting - 1.60V
Input Impedance > 10kΩ balanced, or unbalanced
Gain 34.5dB
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio -106dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.02% @ 2Ω
0.005-0.01% @ 4Ω
0.002-0.01% @ 8Ω
Input Connections Input: XLR Male, XLR Female and 3-pin detachable terminal blocks (1 each per channel)
DataPort: HD-15, input signal in parallel with XLR input connectors
Output Connectors Output: Neutrik Speakon (ch 1 wired to both channels) and 5-way binding posts
Controls Front Panel AC Power Switch
Gain Controls, 21 detents, 1 dB steps (each channel)
Controls (Rear) Input Mode: Bridge (Yellow), Stereo (Green), or Parallel (Orange)
Gain / Sensitivity: 26dB (Orange), 32dB (Green), or 1.2V (Yellow)
High Pass (each channel): 3Hz (Off), 30Hz (Yellow), or 50Hz (Orange)
Clip Limiter (each channel): Off, On (Yellow)
Indicators Clip Limiter (each channel): Off, On (Yellow)
Cooling Flow-thru air path and solid aluminum heat sinks
Power Consumption 120V 50/60Hz - 8.5A
230V 50Hz - 7.5A
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 3.5 x 15.63" (48.3 x 8.9 x 39.7cm)
Weight 33.5 lbs (15.2kg)
Specialties Parallel Dataport, XLR/M and XLR/F connectors for simple loop-through connectivity
QSC PL325 PowerLight 3 Series 500 Watt Professional Power Amplifier
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